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The fourth annual downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk Sunday brings together a nice group to help raise funds for 360 Youth Services. Jason Crane/The Voice

Naperville Chocolate Walk:

The fourth annual downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk Sunday brings together a nice group to help raise funds for 360 Youth Services. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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Mayor Richard Irvin, of Aurora, right, gives a quick hug to Judd Lofchie, alderman of Aurora’s 10th Ward during the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Irvin had received criticism in a letter from a constituent following the last City Council meeting. He read the letter which discribed Irvin’s actions as disrespectful. He apologized to Lofchie and to the City Council. Jason Crane/The Voice

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Mayor Richard Irvin, of Aurora, right, gives a quick hug to Judd Lofchie, alderman of Aurora’s 10th Ward during the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Irvin had received criticism in a letter from a constituent following the last City Council meeting. He read the letter which described Irvin’s actions…...

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Naperville conducts neighborhood traffic study

In response to traffic concerns raised by residents of the West Side neighborhood, the city government of Naperville is conducting a neighborhood traffic study to evaluate these concerns and provide recommendations for a neighborhood-wide traffic plan. The city government will hire a consulting firm specializing in traffic engineering to carry…...

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Blake Hammond plays Broadway producer Max Bialystock in The Producers, Mel Brooks’ uproariously funny live musical based on his hilarious 1967 film. Liz Lauren photo

The Producers: Much precision

By Jeanette Hirt –  When a has-been Broadway producer and his accountant cook up a scheme to scam $2 Million from their investors, they couldn’t wait for the big day. They set out to produce an undiscovered musical flop entitled, Springtime for Hitler, so outrageous that it wouldn’t last a…...

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Aurora State of City March 5

Mayor Richard C. Irvin’s 2019 Aurora State of the City Address, The Light Is On: Aurora Is Open For Business, will bring the community together for a review of the past year and a preview of the year ahead, including many exciting announcements. Hosts are the Aurora Regional Chamber of…...

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Community science fair April 11

Science fair projects don’t have to be stuffy or boring. They can examine almost anything youth have an interest in, from slime to music to a certain situation involving deflated footballs. “This is a wonderful way for youth to explore the world around them, and experience all the benefits of…...

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NAMI presentation Feb. 23

Officer Douglas Rashkow’s presentation “Crisis Intervention Training” will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, 300 Randall Road, Geneva, Building 351 in conference room 1, 2, 3. Topics will include: Crisis intervention skills; De-escalating a crisis; Tips to resolving conflict; mental health…...

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Naperville in Super Bowl crackdown

The Naperville Police Department made 37 traffic stops and issued 36 citations during the recent Super Bowl crackdown. The Super Bowl weekend Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement effort ran Friday, Feb. 1, through the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 4, to keep…...

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Digital safety seminar Feb. 21

To equip residents with information about how to use technology safely, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to a digital safety seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Eola Road Branch of the Aurora Library, at 555 S. Eola Road in Aurora. For more information or…...

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Sidney Robinson, owner of the well-known Ford house in Aurora, shares history of his home on Edgelawn Avenue Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora. Robinson purchased the house known as Aurora’s other roundhouse in the mid-1980s made from materials including coal and green glass. The two-bedroom, 1,600 square foot house, was designed by architect Bruce Goff and built in 1949-50 for painter and art teacher Ruth VanSickle Ford and her husband, civil engineer Sam Ford. Robinson, an architecture professor said when he moved to Illinois from Iowa he saw the house and had to have it. The house has been featured many times, including in Life Magazine in 1951 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora’s other roundhouse:

Sidney Robinson, owner of the well-known Ford house in Aurora, shares history of his home on Edgelawn Avenue Monday with the Rotary Club of Aurora. Robinson purchased the house known as Aurora’s other roundhouse in the mid-1980s made from materials including coal and green glass. The two-bedroom, 1,600 square foot…...

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Village of Montgomery officials wear sweater vests at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday in support of Stan Bond, Village trustee

Village President Matt Brolley has issued a statement on the passing of Village Trustee Stan Bond:

I am deeply saddened today by the passing of our friend, Stan Bond. As anyone who knew Stan can attest, he fully embodied the qualities of a public servant. His deliberate, thoughtful and responsible leadership was matched only by his joyful sense of humor. Stan served two terms on the…...

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Illinois Math and Science Academy Black Student Union

Aurora City Council presents certificates to Black Student Organizations

By Jason Crane –  Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, and the City Council honored city of Aurora government employees and students in Aurora’s schools with Black History Month proclamations (see below). Mayor Irvin appointed: • Symone Lewis and Hortencia Ramos and reappointed Susan Sosa Bachmeier to the Aurora Human Relations…...

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Parents Corner at the Aurora Public Library offers assistance at all three locations

Aurora Public Library: Moving ideas into reality, feed imagination

By Miriam Meza –  Imagine what it would be like if that popular book or top-chart audio was available faster and easier at Aurora Public Library (APL). Imagine more Aurora residents having library cards and coming together to discuss the same book. Imagine having accessible answers to those parenting questions…...

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Hesed House’s Ryan Dowd at Batavia Series

The New Lyceum Lecture Series will continue at the Batavia Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. when Ryan Dowd, executive director of Hesed House in Aurora, presents “Homeless Shelters’ Gift to the World.” In his role with Hesed House, Dowd has been at the forefront of the endeavor…...

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The Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Eola Community Center in Aurora provides good food and raises funds for the organization. Jason Crane/The Voice

Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Eola Community Center in Aurora provides good food and raises funds for the organization. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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Knit, crochet, book group, citizenship, at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Knit and Crochet Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This informal group works on individual projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and…...

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Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt of Valor Foundation present U. S. Marine veteran Fred Vargas a quilt of valor

Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt of Valor Foundation present U. S. Marine veteran Fred Vargas a quilt of valor

AVAC (Aurora Veterans Advisory Council), in coordination with the Quilt of Valor (QOV) Foundation, present Fred Vargas of Aurora with a quilt of valor February 10. He served from 1957 to 1960 as a Marine in Kodiak Alaska as an MP.  Submitted photo… This content is for 30 Day Free...

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Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt Of Valor Foundation, present a quilt of valor to U.S. Army veteran Robert Guzman

Aurora Veterans Advisory Council and the Quilt Of Valor Foundation present a quilt of valor to U.S. Army veteran Robert Guzman

AVAC (Aurora Veterans Advisory Council) in partnership with the Quilt Of Valor (QOV) Foundation, presents a quilt of valor January 26 to Robert Guzman, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea from 1950 to 1952. Sgt. Guzman was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and went on Honor Flight…...

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At Risk Mobile Lab: Grand opening of the At Risk Mentoring Mobile Computer Lab with a ribbon-cutting at the Community Center on Monomoy Street in Aurora draws a crowd. Aurora alderman Mike Saville and David Smith president of At Risk Mentoring cut the ribbon. Saville assisted with the acquisition of 13 computers with a grant of $3,500 from his Sixth Ward fund. The computers will bring free education from the Khan Academy to the youth who need help with their homework and studies. Carlise Welton photo

At Risk Mentoring Mobile Computer Lab in Aurora grand opening

Grand opening of the At Risk Mentoring Mobile Computer Lab with a ribbon-cutting at the Community Center on Monomoy Street in Aurora draws a crowd. Aurora alderman Mike Saville and David Smith president of At Risk Mentoring cut the ribbon. Saville assisted with the acquisition of 13 computers with a…...

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Oswego Village Board trustees Ryan Kauffman and Judy Sollinger, Village president Gail Johnson, and trustees Karin McCarthy Lange, Luiz Perez, and Pam Parr celebrate at the project kick off for The Reserve at Hudson Crossing, on the site of the former Alexander Lumber yard in downtown Oswego Wednesday, Feb. 6. In the foreground, a poster shows a rendering of the future project.

The Reserve at Hudson Crossing on former Alexander Lumber site:

Oswego Village Board trustees Ryan Kauffman and Judy Sollinger, Village president Gail Johnson, and trustees Karin McCarthy Lange, Luiz Perez, and Pam Parr celebrate at the project kick off for The Reserve at Hudson Crossing, on the site of the former Alexander Lumber yard in downtown Oswego Wednesday, Feb. 6…....

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